A little while ago, Wayforward revealed River City Girls, and today Arc System Works showcased plenty of gameplay.
The game was played on PS4 during a livestream, and while it’s the Japanese version (but the audio it’s actually in English) it’s a good showing of plenty of gameplay.
We get to see the two protagonists Kyoko and Misako as they make short work of schoolmates and furniture in charming 2D pixel art action.
You can check it out below.
If you’re unfamiliar with the game, here’s an official description directly from Wayforward.
“Offering a new generation of old-school action, independent video game studio WayForward is ecstatic to lift the curtain on its upcoming co-op beat-’em-up, River City Girls. Developed by WayForward and overseen by the fighting-game experts at Arc System Works, this latest entry in the long-running River City (AKA Kunio-Kun) franchise is scheduled to hit Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC this September.
River City Girls stars Kyoko and Misako, two street-tough high-schoolers who must fight their way through the six regions of River City to rescue their kidnapped boyfriends, series mainstays Kunio and Riki. Along the way, they’ll utilize an arsenal of combos, counters, throws, and special attacks; battle an assortment of enemies; accept numerous side quests; level up with experience points; interact with NPCs (including guest stars from past River City games); and shop for a variety of items, food, and gear to boost stats and unlock new abilities. The girls can even wield weapons and recruit defeated foes to join them in combat!
The one- or local two-player bare-knuckle brawling is complemented by spectacular 16-bit-style graphics and an epic synth-pop soundtrack (featuring NateWantsToBattle, Chipzel, Christina Vee, and Megan McDuffee!), while the story roars to life via glorious anime cutscenes and manga-style intermissions.”
River City Girls will launch on September 5 for PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.